Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.

Amedisys Closes on Acquisition of Intercity Home Care

Amedisys, one of the nation’s leading home healthcare, hospice and personal care companies, announced today that its subsidiary, Associated Home Care, has closed on its acquisition of Intercity Home Care, a personal care provider headquartered in Malden, Massachusetts.

Defensible Documentation: Five Essentials for Home Health Providers

Getting documentation right the first time saves time and can increase the quality of patient care. Homecare Homebase lays out 5 essentials to include in an agency's documentation strategy.

Despite Headwinds, Home Health Valuations Remain High

The sky-high valuations across the in-home care services landscape may be the new normal for the market, marked by big deals on the home care franchise side of the industry and high valuations within home health, according to specialists and home health leaders cited in this review by Home Health Care News.

CMS Reviews Tips for Compliance with Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements

On September 20, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a teleconference on “Reporting Hospice Quality Data: Tips for Compliance.” - NAHC reports on the details.

Senators ask CMS to work with home health agencies and providers before implementing payment rule

49 Senators on September 26 joined home health providers in asking the CMS to delay the agency's proposed rule on home health payment until stakeholders can analyze and understand the impact of the proposed changes.